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Synonyms for finagle

to make, achieve, or get through contrivance or guile

to take clever or cunning steps to achieve one's goals

Synonyms for finagle

achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

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The current financial environment of short-term finagling, tax avoidance, and revenue boosting for the sake of pleasing the latest Wall Street analyst of the day has skewed the way the accounting profession does things.
This mix of happenstance and Bowl Championship Series finagling has forced the Tournament of Roses Association to take what is typically a one-day event and spread it out over three weekdays - Jan.
Focusing most extensively on transportation entrepreneurs, Wills details the finagling of those who pioneered, piloted, and profited from the region's commercial waterways and railroads.
In other words, fate makes up your crib at birth and no amount of striving, aspiring or even finagling will unmake it.
Claimed reserves have increased, but this is due more to political and statistical finagling than to actual new discoveries.
Through complex finagling, they were able to buy up connecting lines, thereby completing a new route to New Orleans.
Everything is worked out to the benefit of all parties, but requires many sacrifices by the formerly self-centered, young Matt/Manta, as well as some finagling by Jakob and his crewmembers, who have come to respect the Qanska.
Gould critiques genetic explanations for intelligence (such as measuring intelligence by the size of skulls); he critiques Samuel George Morton's inadvertent but racist finagling of data; and he critiques Cyril Burt's fraudulent data.
We're the FA and we're determined to make sure we do things properly, without resorting to fudging, finagling or Max Clifford-style stunts.
Witness its finagling with ticket prices, refreshments, parking, TV deals, salary caps, special luxury boxes, and, of course, its magnificent contribution to the gouge--personal seat licensing: asking the customer to pay an exorbitant amount of money for the privilege of reserving a seat.
Meanwhile, Superintendent Bob DeLaVergne is wondering if all this finagling is legal since Oregon law stipulates that a candidate can only seek one spot in a district.
To further complicate matters, the political finagling pitted immigrant rights groups against the communities they work to support.
I finally got to see some shows in Denver by finagling rides with some older guys with new wave inclinations who were working in town for the summer.